Social Worker – ACT Program

Center for Urban Community Services

The CUCS Assertive Community Treatment Team serves individuals diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness whose needs have not been met by traditional clinic based services. The ACT team outreaches and enrolls people into its services, provides comprehensive mental health and social service support, helps to obtain and maintain housing, works with individuals to return to a full and satisfying life in the community, and assists with an eventual transition to less intensive services in the community. ACT services are delivered by a multi-disciplinary, mobile, professional team that utilizes a harm reduction approach and assumes total responsibility for case management, rehabilitation, psychiatric and substance use services. The ACT team provides at least 80% of its services in the community, primarily through home visits. The program is located in the North-East Bronx and serves clients living in the Bronx and Manhattan.

Responsibilities: The Social Worker will carry a caseload of 10-12 clients and provide regular follow up, psychotherapy, and case management. Possible group work involved. The Social Worker will also have decision making and service delivery responsibilities including crisis-intervention, medication management and regulatory compliance. The Social Worker will participate and contribute to a program culture that is client-centered, outcome-oriented and dedicated to continuous quality improvement.

In this job, you will be able to work toward your LCSW by obtaining the necessary clinical practice hours and receiving supervision from a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Qualifications:

– MSW required, LMSW preferred
– CUCS requires that all full-time social workers who provide services within the LMSW or LCSW scope of practice to have a license within 6 months from date of hire.
– Recent and upcoming graduates and experienced clinicians encouraged to apply.
– Good verbal and written communication skills
– Computer literacy
– Bilingual English/Spanish preferred, but not required.
– Valid NYS driver’s license required.

Please be advised that you must upload your cover letter and resume in one document.

· Applicants will only be considered for positions they apply for.